Women in autoindustry
- Published on: 01.03.2019.
The 20th century marked a new era for women around the world.
We want to be the change we want to see in the world.
From the beginnings until today, women have played a major role in the progress of our civilization and have changed the perspective on what women can(not) do. With their charisma, ambition, and fearlessness many women have marked their name in the pages of history, amongst them the competent women in autoindustry as well – women working in an area which is predominantly (and wrongly) considered exclusively male territory.
None other than two women from the beginning of the 20th century have found a solution for how to enjoy your ride even under unfavorable conditions. Mary Anderson was the first to register a patent for manual controlled windshield wipers in 1903, and found a way how to drive more safely in the pouring rain. It wasn't much later when another woman, Charlotte Bridgewood, improved the patent and in 1917 invented automatic windshield wipers. From this first steps taken by women in the autoindustry, the world had a chance to see the visionary hand of Mary Barra at work – the first woman holding a CEO position in a major automobile company, General Motors. That women are valuable and important in the autoindustry proves yet another woman and our contemporary, Michelle Christensen, who is the first (and for now only) woman lead designer in a team set to make a “super automobile." The credit for designing one of the most expensive cars in the world, Honda/Acura NSX and taking a revolutionary step in car design is to be taken by another female hero.
RIDECAR, as well as the ALLRIDE Mobility Solutions management, are in terms with modern ideas and follow trends set by major players in automobilism. This is why we employ 25 women in our company which are, as the aforementioned heroines, a crucial part of our company's operations. We want to be the change we want to see in the world, therefore through our business strategies we stimulate women employment in the autoindustry. We support the positive trend of protecting women's rights also by caring about our female employees, whom we are rewarding on the 8th of March – International Women's Day, with a paid day off in a wellness center.